New Mexico Employment Lawyer

Our experienced legal team will fight to make sure you get the compensation and justice that you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.


Employment Lawyer in New Mexico: A Tough Lawyer on Your Side

We provide full-service legal representation to men and women who have been subjected to any type of wrongful conduct at work. We handle the following practice areas:

Experienced New Mexico Attorney

Have you been the victim of discrimination in the workplace? Has your employer improperly denied you overtime or even a minimum wage? When you’re the victim of wrongful treatment on the job, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. We can help.

At Buchanan Law Firm, LLC we bring over 20 years of employment law experience to men and women throughout New Mexico. Though our principal offices are in Albuquerque, we can meet with you in person anywhere in the state. Attorney Deena Buchanan has successfully handled employment law disputes in many jurisdictions across the country, but focuses her employment law practice primarily on the needs of workers in New Mexico. Because of her vast experience here, she has a comprehensive understanding of the laws and the court system, as well as the ways that judges try employment law cases. She’s been a trial attorney her entire career.. Deena is highly respected by colleagues, clients and judges for her poise and calm demeanor in any situation.

At our office, we understand that every case presents unique challenges. We’ll take the time to learn the details of your claim and determine what you need to effectively resolve your legal issues. We’ll keep you involved and informed at all times, so that you can make good decisions about your future. To learn if you are eligible for a free initial consultation, call our office at (505) 900-3559 or contact us online.

Wage and Hour Issues

We provide full-service legal representation to men and women who have been subjected to any type of wrongful conduct at work. We handle:

  • Allegations of discrimination in the workplace, including disparate treatment based on age, gender, disability, pregnancy, national origin, race, color, creed, sexual orientation or gender identity. We litigate claims involving psychiatric discrimination, violation of background check laws and wrongful treatment based on prescription cannabis use, as well as allegations of sexual harassment on the job.
  • Wage and hour issues, including overtime disputes, employee misclassifications, unpaid sales commissions and minimum or prevailing wage controversies. We also handle the unique wage and hour issues that affect domestic workers and tipped employees.
  • Employment contracts, including severance agreements, with a special focus on physician, health care provider and professional independent contractor agreements
  • Wrongful termination or discharge, including claims of retaliatory discharge and whistleblower claims
  • The rights of workers under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).

We have had extensive involvement class action lawsuits related to employment matters. We can help you determine whether you have the basis for a class action, and whether it’s in your best interests to participate or opt out of an existing class action.

Workplace Discrimination

Wage & Hour Violations

It starts with a simple phone call. I set aside time every week just for consultations. During these initial phone calls, I will listen and will have an honest conversation with you about whether and how I can help.

Employment Law FAQs

Q: I am not a legal citizen of the United States. Am I still entitled to recover unpaid overtime?

Q: Can undocumented workers recover for discrimination?

Q: My employer only pays me in cash. Can I still pursue a claim for unpaid overtime or minimum wage compensation? 

Schedule an Appointment with a Proven Employment Lawyer

Take the first step today to resolve your legal challenges in the workplace. Contact Buchanan Law through our online form or call our offices at (505) 900-3559 to set up an appointment. We are available to meet with you evenings and weekends, if necessary. We take all major credit cards.

Buchanan Law—When You Need a Tough Lawyer on Your Side

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Office Address

5345 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Suite 202
Albuquerque, NM 87109

My Promise to You

We Prepare Each Case for Trial

We prep every case as if it will be going to trial. There is no better way to make sure you get the compensation that you deserve than to be ready to fight for you and exhaust all legal remedies. Some firms shy away from trial, we embrace it.

This is a Team Effort

We recognize that every legal matter is different. We’ll listen carefully to learn the details of your situation, as well as your goals. We’ll keep you involved and informed at all times, making certain you know where you stand, what your options are, and your likelihood of success.

We Will Be Straight With You

Whether it is about the value of your case, or how good or bad the evidence is, we will tell it to you straight. We want to help you make the best decisions about your case by giving you the information you need.

Notable Case Results

We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients.

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We're ready to fight for you. We're ready to be your ally and we are ready to begin right now. Don't waste another day, contact our law office today.
We understand that serious injuries do not happen only during normal business hours which is why we are always available to help if you have been injured. Our team is available around the clock to take your call and provide the support that you need.